Regulation - LGIC

Changes to the Governance and Regulation of the Practice of Veterinary Medicine in Ontario

Regulation Number(s):
1093
Bill or Act:
Veterinarians Act, 1990
Summary of Proposal:
The College of Veterinarians of Ontario regulates the practice of veterinary medicine in Ontario to protect the public interest. Under the authority vested in it by the Veterinarians Act, 1990, the Council of the College of Veterinarians is requesting certain provisions in O. Reg. 1093 be revoked and others be amended. These govern certain matters that, through recent amendments to the Act, can now be governed by by-laws. The proposed amendments would permit the council to pass by-laws related to fees to be remitted and information to be provided to the college, as well as by-laws governing the practice of veterinary medicine through professional corporations.

The council is proposing other amendments to O. Reg. 1093 that would establish accreditation standards for specialty animal hospitals and modify the practice standards and recordkeeping requirements related to the dispensing of certain drugs including poisons, ketamines and targeted drugs. The proposed amendments would also eliminate certain potential barriers to licensing, expand the information to be kept in the register of members and permit the disclosure of information in the public interest to other regulatory bodies and the public.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
07-OMAFRA004
Posting Date:
June 6, 2007
Comments Due Date:
July 6, 2007
Contact Address:
Yves Tremblay, Policy Adviser
Strategic Policy Analysis and Coordination Unit
11th Flr, 77 Grenville St
Toronto ON M5S 1B3
Telephone: 416-326-3697
Fax: 416-325-1156